A man accused of entering private property to dive into pools or ocean waters in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, then posting video footage on YouTube, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with trespassing.
Anthony Booth Armer, 28, faces two counts of unauthorized entry of a dwelling and one count of trespassing with the intent to interfere with business, all misdemeanors.
The Laguna Niguel resident is accused of posting several videos on YouTube, using the alias “8 Booth,” of himself jumping off private rooftops and cliffs into the ocean or swimming pools in Laguna Beach, according to Laguna Beach police Sgt. Tim Kleiser.
In one of the videos, Armer is seen jumping from the roof of a condo complex into a swimming pool, where he nearly struck another swimmer, Kleiser alleged. No one was hurt in that incident, he said.
On July 21, Armer allegedly vaulted over a retaining wall into a private residence in Laguna Beach, where he got up on the roof without the homeowner’s permission and jumped into the ocean near Table Rock Beach, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
On Sept. 29, he allegedly got up to the fifth floor of the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach and jumped into a gated, guest-only pool.
About 9 a.m. on Oct. 6, Armer allegedly jumped from the roof of Newport Towers, a private residential building on West Coast Highway in Newport Beach, and jumped into the harbor waters, prosecutors said.
—City News Service